Package Details: telegram-desktop-bin 2.2.0-1

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Package Base: telegram-desktop-bin
Description: Official desktop version of Telegram messaging app - Static binaries
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Licenses: GPL3
Conflicts: telegram-desktop
Provides: telegram-desktop
Replaces: telegram-bin
Submitter: ItachiSan
Maintainer: ItachiSan
Last Packager: ItachiSan
Votes: 660
Popularity: 3.97
First Submitted: 2015-07-08 10:21
Last Updated: 2020-07-27 15:46

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ItachiSan commented on 2017-02-04 12:58

NOTICE: if one of your comment fall back in one of this entries, I will act without replying here in comment. If you have issues for that, write a comment down here and I might reply you. If the answer to a problem is here, though, don't expect any soon, as I believe you will read this first.

So, a few considerations to sum up most important stuff (FAQ-alike):

  • sorry to put this on top, but many users flag this package as outdated due to icons checksums. The checksums I do provide are the one of the pictures I downloaded and checked; if icon checksums fail, delete icon files and re-run makepkg.

  • This package tracks the stable releases; for the development version, check telegram-desktop-bin-dev. Every time this package will be marked as outdated because of a development release, it will just be unflagged.

  • the executable creates a custom, usually malformed, launcher, which is located at $HOME/.local/share/applications/telegramdesktop.desktop, so, you can either remove it or make it unreadable (kind of) with chattr +a $HOME/.local/share/applications/telegramdesktop.desktop. I personally suggest the second one. (thanks to @DragonX256, @lybin and @evilgnome for pointing this out)

  • this pre-built binary has no Wayland support. So, for working tray-icon, change the launcher using env GDK_BACKEND=x11 telegram as executable (thanks @nebulon for the suggestion). My suggestion is to copy the launcher inside the package in .local/share/applications and tweak your user copy. If you really want Wayland support, you can use the official package telegram-desktop.

  • The package is updated whenever the built binary is online AND I have time. So, reporting the outdated package HIGHLY helps me (it reminds me to do it), comments asking for updates ASAP... not really.

  • Feel free to report packaging bugs here in the comments or at my PKGBUILD repository: If your issue is application-related, please report it upstream:

I will add useful stuff to this comment when I notice it, with also proper credits.

Latest Comments

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SZJX commented on 2018-04-12 15:39

@emvigo sometimes telegram-desktop doesn't seem to launch but this one does. See So I guess it's still somehow useful?

emvigo commented on 2018-03-21 22:42

Now that telegram-desktop is available as a binary package at [community], isn't this package somewhat redundant now?

ItachiSan commented on 2018-01-25 15:01

I reworked the FAQ and added some styling; if you find out anything is missing, report it to me with a comment, thank you.

ItachiSan commented on 2018-01-25 14:49

Removed out-of-date flag as it is the stable package, not the development one.

Ravenman commented on 2017-12-20 16:57

@noamcore, @Wallcom, @atommixz, @effeeffe don't worry, because the package is part of the official Arch Linux repositories, now:

effeeffe commented on 2017-12-20 16:37

Same here, it crashes every time I try to update.

whoami commented on 2017-12-20 10:50

u are do something wrong dude, it's not updateable

Wallcom commented on 2017-12-19 20:53

On the average AUR package, delayed updates are not much of a problem. On this however, it constantly reminds you to update on startup and in the application itself, so its really annoying.

noamcore commented on 2017-12-19 00:39

Can this package be updated to the stable 1.2.1?

MartinoMensio commented on 2017-12-14 09:48

With the following changes to PKGBUILD the version 1.2.1 can be installed


sha256sums for x64: 1adc9e60afc0a429765c3c454c297b3b42fc6fd8fe2d6eb61dfb76bb72b6765a

sha256sums for x86: c9c01d9228f1a87470347912708d06132d2fb91cbeaa9528998c99420b1a5583 tsetup32.1.2.1.tar.xz